The Secret to Great Leadership? It Starts With You!
Feeling stuck in a rut, lacking purpose and fulfilment?
Struggling with imposter syndrome and negative self-talk?
Wasting time on low-value activities or struggling to engage your team?
Pushed yourself to the limit for years and in need of rest and recharge?
As someone with two decades’ experience of supporting leaders, I know that whatever you feel is standing in your way, it’s not your colleagues, your working environment, or the culture of your organisation.
My challenge is always the same: let’s start with you.
I focus on the “internal stuff” – your innermost thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and desires – to help you lead yourself first. That way, you’ll be in a much better place to lead others with confidence.
Putting self-leadership at the heart of leadership is my vision. It's about awakening leaders so you can lead with confidence, feel fulfilled, and thrive.
My approach is different from traditional leadership coaching, and I’m here to help you take control of your leadership journey. It’s time to do something different if you want a different result. But it’s going to take courage, commitment, honesty, intention, and confidence to focus on yourself and your leadership, but the rewards will be worth it.
If you’re an Executive Director, Clinical Director, Headteacher, Head of Department, or Service Lead, and you’re nodding your head in agreement, then you’ll love this approach and how I can help you. Let’s work together to help you thrive as a leader with renewed motivation, self-belief, intentional focus, and personal fulfilment.
Remember, Leadership starts with you!
By putting yourself at the heart of leadership,
you can achieve your goals and reach your full potential as a leader.
About Andrea Goodridge - Leadership Coach and Facilitator
With over 20 years’ experience, I’m more than aware of the core skills required for Great Leadership. I’m a true believer that Great Leadership starts with you. That’s why I support leaders to focus on leading themselves first. Then you’ll be in a much better place to lead others with confidence.
My coaching, facilitation and consulting is based on my experience of supporting leaders across the NHS, private health, Local Government, transport, consultancy, sports, education, engineering, creatives, and marketing. And is supported by my 5 Principles of Great Leadership, which helps leaders align their leadership with who they really are.
Clients have included leaders with job titles like Chief Executives, Executive Directors, Clinical Directors, Clinical Leads, Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, Consultants, Regional Managers, Heads of Department, Heads of Service, Managing Directors.
A strong believer in only spending time on activities that energise me, I encourage leaders to do the same. When I’m not watching football, or being creative, I can be found gardening, out and about in nature, and sitting watching the world go by.
I hold a Level 7 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring and a Level 7 qualification in Action Learning Facilitation. And have been recognised for my work through many publications and awards.
Leadership Coaching Support by Andrea Goodridge
All my leadership support, whether it’s 1:1 coaching, group coaching, masterclasses, or workshops, is about reflecting, learning and taking purposeful action to make changes. It’s about putting yourself at the heart of leadership by awakening your inner leader. Because this is the secret to Great Leadership.
You see, leadership isn’t what most people think it is. You may have previously attended leadership development programmes or read books on leadership. And you’ll have found the majority are focused on what I call the ‘external stuff’. Things that are going on around you, e.g., meetings, targets, challenges, change, strategies, performance etc.
The way I support leaders is to focus on what I call the ‘internal stuff’. Things that are going on inside in, e.g. your innermost thoughts, beliefs, feelings, desires. I look at Leadership in a totally different way.
However, this involves doing things different, and showing up differently. It takes courage, commitment, honesty, intention, and confidence. So if you’re a Director, Clinical Lead, Headteacher, Head of Service (or leader with another job title) you’re in the right place!
My support isn’t for you if you want to soak up the information and do nothing. It’s about taking time out, away from the pressures of work and life to focus on you.
You're in good company.
"I really don't think I would still be doing the job if Andrea hadn't come along when she did."
She helped me unpick the exact things that were causing me to be stressed and regain my sense of pride in all I have achieved in my career to date.Now, I’m mostly back to full strength, happier and more fulfilled. My team are clearer about what I expect of them and how they need to perform their duties.
"Andrea has made a tangible difference to the delivery of the services I lead."
Her ability to get to the heart of the issue means you are gaining invaluable insight into your own behaviours and drivers and those of others.Many thanks for all your support Andrea, you have given me clarity of thought in chaotic times and during periods of great change within the NHS.
Have you made a decision to look at Leadership in a different way?
Here's how to get started
Get Andrea's insight with Nudges for Leadership Success
My Nudges for Leadership Success are designed to help you lead yourself and others with confidence. But they’ll only work if you challenge yourself to make a change.
Every Monday, you’ll get my insights in the way of prompts, tips, and inspiration, aka my nudges! They will include a variety of reflective questions, ideas, and quotes.
All I ask, is when you receive them – do something with them! Because if you want a different result, you have to do something different, and show up differently.
Get your “Nudges for Leadership Success”
Learn more about Leadership with Andrea's blogs and articles
With two decades’ experience of supporting leaders, I’m more than aware of the core skills required for Great Leadership. It’s why I created the 5 Principles of Great Leadership.
My blogs and articles are based on these Principles, and explore the most common leadership challenges and priorities my clients desire.
Learn how to be a great you and a great leader with my concepts, articles and blogs which have been featured in many national and international publications.
Learn more about Great Leadership
Explore working with Andrea and put yourself at the heart of Leadership
Over the last two decades, I’ve supported leaders across the NHS, private health, Local Government, transport, consultancy, sports, education, engineering, and marketing.
These have included leaders with job titles like Executive Directors, Clinical Leads, Headteachers, Consultants, Heads of Department, and Managing Directors.
Book a 30 minute complimentary call with me which enables us both to get a feeling for whether our personalities ‘click’ and decide whether we want to work together.
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A few places Andrea has been featured
Ad Florem has won a few awards!
The Northern Enterprise Awards for Best Leadership Development Consultancy in 2019; The Influential Businesswoman Awards for Leadership Coaching Director of the Year (UK) in 2021; The Education and Training Awards for Best Leadership Development Consultancy UK, and Leadership Coaching Director of the Year (UK) in 2022; and The Influential Businesswoman Awards for Business Skills Training Coach of the Year (North West England) in 2022.